Crime Alert - Off-Campus (Puffton Village) Armed Robbery

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The University of Massachusetts Police Department has been informed that the Amherst Police Department is investigating an alleged armed robbery that took place earlier this evening.


The alleged incident took place at Puffton Village Apartments which are located north of the UMass-Amherst campus, adjacent to North Village Apartments.  It is reported that the victim exited a bus and was approached by two male individuals, dressed all in black.  These individuals displayed a gun and demanded money.  At this time there is no reason to believe that an imminent risk exists for the UMass community; police are patrolling the area and the Amherst Police Detective Bureau is continuing the investigation.


Anyone with information related to this investigation should contact the Amherst Police Department, Detective Bureau, at (413) 259-3000.


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Posted: Nov 18, 2015, 11:35 pm
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2015, 11:35 pm


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Amherst, MA 01003-9600
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